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Education and training for learning disability practice: key messages from contemporary literature

Crickmore, Debbie; Wray, Jane

Authors

Mrs Debbie Crickmore D.J.Crickmore@hull.ac.uk
Lecturer in Learning Disability and Programme Director for BSc Nursing (Learning Disability)

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Dr Jane Wray J.Wray@hull.ac.uk
Director of Research, Senior Lecturer in Nursing



Abstract

Over the last quarter of a century, much attention has justifiably been given to the closure of long-stay hospitals and the subsequent community-based experiences of people with learning disabilities. This has inevitably led to debate regarding how best they might continue to be supported, and by whom. Having identified a range of accredited provision currently available to prepare or develop staff working with adults with learning disabilities in the United Kingdom, this article reviews a range of contemporary literature relating to education in learning disability health and social care that is typically produced and viewed in isolation. Four themes are identified: training social carers, user involvement, (inter)professional practice and work-based learning. Key messages emerge from these themes to form recommendations for the future education of learning disability practitioners across the workforce.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Dec 31, 2009
Journal Journal of intellectual disabilities : JOID
Print ISSN 1744-6309
Publisher SAGE Publications
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 13
Issue 4
Pages 291 - 304
APA6 Citation Crickmore, D., & Wray, J. (2009). Education and training for learning disability practice: key messages from contemporary literature. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 13(4), 291 - 304. doi:10.1177/1744629509355725
DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/1744629509355725
PMID 20048349
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